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Install Inkscape 0.47 Pre3 In Ubuntu Linux

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

SSH Server With Dynamic IP Address [How-to]

A few days ago, I wrote an article on how to use your home computer to get past internet restrictions with SSH but I didn't cover the aspect of the computer running the SSH sever not having a static IP. So here is how to use DynDNS hostname for your dynamic IP.

Change Ctrl + Alt + Delete Behavior To Open System Monitor, in Linux

Actually, I've written this post before (quite a few months ago) but then deleted it because it didn't work. In the mean time, I found out why, so I decided to post it again.

Use Your Home Computer To Get Past Internet Restrictions With SSH

At work or school, some ports are usually blocked and you cannot use a lot of applications such as BitTorrents, cannot access some websites, etc. Here's is how to get passed that using your home computer and SSH.

How To Create .nfo Files in Linux

MediaInfo is a free, open source and multi-platform (works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX) application which supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file, which we are going to use to create .nfo files.

 

An Easy Way To Install Gnome Shell

Gnome Shell consists of two big parts: the panel and overlay.

Real-Time Earth Wallpaper For Linux

We already wrote about a wallpaper application for Linux which displays the current weather, moon phases and time of day based on your current location, in real time.

Install The Proposed Community Themes For Ubuntu Karmic Koala, In Ubuntu Jaunty Or Karmic

There have been proposed quite a few themes for Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 and if you want to install them all in Ubuntu Jaunty for instance, you can just do:

How To Install A Dual-Panel Modified Nautilus For Gnome

Not so long ago we discovered a simplified version of Nautilus which seems to miss Ubuntu Karmic after all so the only way to get it is through it's PPA.

ALSA 1.0.21 Upgrade Script For Ubuntu / Debian

Using the same ALSA upgrade script as for 1.0.20, but with some minor tweaks, you can upgrade to ALSA 1.0.21 by running a simple sh file.

Install AVG Free Anti-Virus For Linux

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition for Linux provides basic antivirus protection and is available for private and non-commercial use only.

Please note that this version of AVG is command-line so you must use a terminal to use it.

Using AVG Free Anti-Virus for Linux

How-To: Install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 from the Kubuntu Beta Backports

The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed 'Crystal Clear', was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the Kubuntu Beta Backports. To install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just follow the instructions below:

How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series.

Upgrade To The Latest FFmpeg and x264 in Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty

A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages.

Howto: OpenOffice Thumbnails in Nautilus

Nautilus (the GNOME file manager) is able to display thumbnails for several file types: images, video, audio (holding you mouse over a sound file for a few second), text, pdf, etc.

How-To: Install Pidgin 2.6.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from a Launchpad PPA

Pidgin 2.6.0 was made available a few days ago, on August 19, 2009, and today Pidgin 2.6.1 was released as a bug fix version to the new stable 2.6 series. Among the features and improvements which come with 2.6.0 are:

Install Hive Rise in Ubuntu - Free RTS Game for Linux

I recently bumped into a cool RTS (real time strategy) game for Linux called Hive Rise. Although the game is not open-source, it offers a free Linux download as a RUN file which can easily be installed on your Ubuntu box. To install it in Ubuntu, you only need to follow these steps:

How-To: Compile and Install Wine 1.1.28 in Debian Lenny

Wine 1.1.28 was released on August 21 and it comes with new features and improvements like support for IRDA protocol, faster wineprefix creation, more image formats in WindowsCodecs and various other bug fixes.

Optimize Firefox SQLite Databases Without Restart

A few months ago, I posted how to improve Firefox performance by defragmenting its database files executing SQLite VACUUM command (for Windows, Linux and MacOSX). The only con was that it required a Firefox restart to execute the command.

Tip of the Day: Resize Images from CLI Using ImageMagick

ImageMagick is a powerful set of tools used to perform various operations on images directly from the command-line. To install it in Debian type as root:

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